Congratulations to Jim Franklin, whose latest book, An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics, is being released this month via Palgrave Macmillan.
A description of the book via Macmillan Publishers: "An Aristotelian Philosophy of Mathematics breaks the impasse between Platonist and nominalist views of mathematics. Neither a study of abstract objects nor a mere language or logic, mathematics is a science of real aspects of the world as much as biology is. For the first time, a philosophy of mathematics puts applied mathematics at the centre. Quantitative aspects of the world such as ratios of heights, and structural ones such as symmetry and continuity, are parts of the physical world and are objects of mathematics. Though some mathematical structures such as infinities may be too big to be realized in fact, all of them are capable of being realized. Informed by the author's background in both philosophy and mathematics, but keeping to simple examples, the book shows how infant perception of patterns is extended by visualization and proof to the vast edifice of modern pure and applied mathematical knowledge".
Read a review of An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics via The New Criterion.
Some of Professor Franklin's other books include The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability Before Pascal; Corrupting the Youth: A History of Philosophy in Australia; and What Science Knows. He is founder of the 'Sydney School' in the philosophy of mathematics, and his research interests include the history of ideas and extreme risk theory.
Professor Franklin recently had an article, "The mathematical world", published in Aeon Magazine.